Barnacle Geese lifting off in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a large number of Barnacle Geese lifting off from a beachA beautiful sunny November morning on Kilchoman beach in Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. After a full moon night a large number of Barnacle Geese had been roosting on the beach, here they can be seen lifting off after having been spooked.

Leonids meteor over Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a starry sky with the Milky Way and a large meteor streaking across the viewIt took quite a few attempts to get this one, a meteor from the Leonids meteor shower over Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. It was a really bright flash shooting across the sky, only lasting less than a second, yet very impressive. You can also make out the Milky Way stretching from the top left to the bottom right of the view. The view is north along Kilchoman beach, the flat bright spot on the flat hill section is Coull Farm. To the right Cnoc Mòr (82m).

Hills, rocks and a burn at the southern end of Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a coastal landscape with hills, rocks and a stream running on to a beachA view from the southern end of Kilchoman beach on the west coast of Islay. Green hills provide the background to rocks and cliffs while a burn running down the hills is flowing over the beach towards the Atlantic.